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  1. Diabetes
    Hi, I've been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes for a little over a year now but have had extremely poor management for a while now. I believe my HbA is <12 and I constantly find myself letting my blood sugars getting above 20mm/L :/// This Wednesday I am booked into a septoplasty (my nose) with...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I am a new diabetic. diagnosed last week. i am going to start metformin tonight. i have read nothing but bad things about it. how soon will i start feeling side effects? i was in ketoacidosis and felt like crap, in the hospital for 5 days. i left the hospital and was put on insulin in which i...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. Even though I have had diabetes for many years, I am new to forums. I had an upsetting day and ask for any info to use in deterring the best path in getting better. I do not have the income to have so many appts. I have had diabetes for 42 years, proliferative disbetes at 21...
  4. Diabetes Treatment
    Instead of Janumet, I would like to try Metformin + basal insulin or Metformin + Arcabose + basal insulin. What do you all think of this combo? I hear to many negatives with Januvia... Anyone else on this combo? How is this working for you? Thanks:smile:
  5. Diabetes Treatment
    I have kicked my inside ankle several times and the result is now an open wound that doesn't heal. Dr has prescribed a gel and change of dressing 2x a day. Overnight the wound does get a crust on it but with the gel it goes away. Pharmacist says that I should not let it crust. Seems to me the...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm 29 years old and a Type I for already 15 years. I work as a school teacher, I'm from Moscow, Russia and it's the first time I'm registered at the English-speaking forum about diabetes. Not long ago I was told that I've got some complications and that was really tough. I can't...
  7. Diabetes Complications
    Advanced complications do not have to mean transplant lists and blindness. The following treatment will soon be available commercially. Diabetics need to be aware that it exists. Some insurances cover it, medicare does not. We need to lobby our insurance companies and medicare to cover it...
  8. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    I have read about this some time ago. WHen asked to provide the the background, I could not find the article. Here it is: People with type 2 diabetes are often urged to get their blood sugar as close to normal as possible. But several studies have not shown that such tight control has...
  9. Diabetes Complications
    Hello! I'm new to your forum and haven't yet been diagnosed, but I have a question about neuropathy and its relationship to blood sugar levels that I think you guys might be able to answer! I have a strong family history of both type 1 and 2 diabetes (my dad, grandmother, 2 uncles, several...
  10. Diabetes News
    I was on Byetta for a while until my doctor took me off of it. Not only did I start to show acute signs of pancreatitis, but I couldn't take it without vomiting anywhere between 3 to 5 minutes after injecting myself. Causing me to throw up any other medication I had in me at the time. Shortly...
  11. Diabetes Complications
    Hi, I have been on insulin injections for nearly forty years and my complication is that wherever I inject, I end up with a localised swelling (say about the size of a circle with a 2.5 inch or 6cm diameter) - an allergic reaction, I suppose. These swellings take about 2 weeks to subside, but...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I am new to this 'forum' chatting & I am not sure where to start, I have a little boy that has had type 1 for nearly 10 years & he also has a rare condition call Lipodystraphy. Is there any one else out there that has it or know about it? My son is also the only child currently with a DiaPort...
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